CFO Edwin Kyambadde sees growth in Uganda's telecoms sector

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Roke Telkom CFO Edwin Kyambadde has expressed his confidence in the recently announced partnership between Uganda's public service and infrastructure provider and GX India.

Roke Telkom CFO Edwin Kyambadde has expressed his confidence in the recently announced partnership between Uganda's public service and infrastructure provider and GX India.

The partnership, which is expected to deliver affordable Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) products to Uganda, was announced in August 2023.

“By combining Roke Telkom Uganda's local understanding and network infrastructure with GX India's global experience, we are confident that we will drive positive change and contribute to the growth of the telecommunications sector in Uganda for Ugandans,” Edwin said.

The telecoms company already deploys fibre to the home, and a hybrid of Fibre/Fixed Wireless Networks, that serve both urban and rural areas in the country.

“Our concern has always been that the huge cost of deploying fibre technology will consign the most disadvantaged populations, to a slower digital lane. We believe that together with GX India, the transition from fixed wireless to fiber will be cheaper and faster, pushing fiber backhauls closer to homes that currently can only be served by wireless internet,” explained Roke Telkom CEO Roger Sekaziga.

It is expected that the partnership will allow for the delivery of highspeed broadband further than Roke Telkom’s current footprint, and lower the cost of devices required to deliver these fibre services.

To this end, GX India is expected to provide support through AI-based optical network terminals and software, always on remote technical support, locking of network devices as well as screen printing and Graphic User Interface (GUI) Page customisation.

 

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